Pearl Jam’s new album Lightning Bolt won’t officially go on sale until October 15 but you can listen to the new music now on iTunes.
“Mind Your Manners” and “Sirens” have been available for awhile and now Eddie Vedder and company are allowing fans to listen to the entire album a week before it’s official release date.
This is Pearl Jam’s 10th studio album.
Vedder told Rolling Stone:” I say this in the least-competitive way possible, but we’re trying to make not just the best Pearl Jam record, but just the best record… It’s about getting to the next level of communication, or just trying to crack a code into some higher plane of playing music.”
The Huffington Post notes that Vedder also conducted a series of interviews to promote the new album. The Seattle singer sat down with filmmaker Judd Apatow, professional surfer Mark Richards, actress Carrie Brownstein, and former NFL player Steve Gleason.
That’s an interesting group of people. And I guess that’s the point. Each interview is unique and covers a wide range of topics in addition to Vedder’s new album. Apatow’s interview, for instance, covers, spirituality, music and government surveillance.
Here’s a clip from the interview.
You can watch the rest at The Guardian.
Pearl Jam will be going on tour in a few days to promote their new album. The tour starts in Pittsburgh on October 11. They’ll play about two dozen shows before taking a break on December 6 in Seattle.